Blog Archive for July, 2011

I’m slowly getting the hang of my new website program, and am finally adding bundles to the site for all you quilters out there! It’s a bit piecemeal right now, but I got a couple of fat quarter bundles up yesterday, and am hoping to have 1/2 yard bundles, charm packs and layer cakes by the end of the week. If there are bundles you want before I get them up on the site, or if you have custom requests, you can always just email me an order.

My daughter Anabelle made her press debut in Living Crafts magazine this month! I knew that the magazine was planning to include Monaluna fabrics in an article they were running on organic cotton, and when I opened the front cover, there was Bella atop her Monaco quilt. Fun to see! The article, written by Fiona Duthie, is great, and covers a number of manufacturers, including Birch Fabrics, Cloud 9, Harmony Art, Spritex and Alabama Chanin, among others. You can see the summer issue and learn more about the magazine here.

from Living Crafts magazine
from Living Crafts magazine

The final strike-offs of the new Taali collection have arrived! They look really nice, and now I’m super excited to get the sample bolts in. It always feels like it takes forever, but I know they’ll be worth the wait. I’m now dreaming up new projects and patterns to use with these prints… do any of these prints speak to you? Do you have any project ideas for them? I’d love to hear them!

I was just perusing some of my favorite blogs while sipping my first cup of coffee, when I saw that one of my favorite quilters, Ashley from Film in the Fridge, posted a gorgeous quilt that she made with the Monaco fabrics! What a nice start to the morning! If you don’t know her work, Ashley makes gorgeous modern quilts that always make me want to buy fabric and do something worthy with it. In fact, she’s fueled more fabric-buying sprees than I care to think about, especially when I consider how little I’ve actually done with all that fabric. (Yet. I see good things in the future… ) Here’s a little peek, but check out the full post here.

Have a great weekend!

I picked the first fruits of our summer garden last night, and found out what our volunteer squash plant turned out to be…

They’re beautiful squashy-gourd thingies, but I have no idea what to do with them. Anybody have suggestions? Are they just like more common summer squash? I know I’ve seen them dried in the fall as decoration, but I’ve never tried to cook with them before. The skin doesn’t seem too tough, so maybe I’ll just try sautéing with onion and butter.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend!